8,917. 7/17/2017

GOP: “There was a break-in over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP health-care bill.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Department confirmed a break-in occurred Saturday [7-15-17] morning at Heller’s office in southwest Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
A ‘threatening note’ was also left at the office after the break-in, according to 8 News Now, based on an anonymous source. Las Vegas police would not confirm any information about a note to local media outlets.
Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller, confirmed the break-in but said she could not comment because of an ongoing investigation.
Heller has been under tremendous pressure from both the left and the right on his vote on the health-care bill. Republican lawmakers have been steadfast for years in their promise to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature measure — a pledge President Trump frequently invoked on the campaign trail.
However, as The Post’s David Weigel pointed out, Heller is the only Senate Republican facing reelection in 2018 in a state won by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last year. His unique position has made him the focus of several advertising campaigns trying to lobby for his vote.”

-Amy B Wang and Ed O’Keefe, “Break-in reported at office of GOP senator considered swing vote in health-care bill,” The Washington Post online, July 17, 2017 10:42am

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